Gardening With The Stars with Johnathan Lenard

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Johnathan LenardJohnathan Lenard is celebrating his second season of gardening!  His rookie season was a patio garden, and he stepped up in size to a traditional garden plot that he created himself from the grassy yard of a supportive relative.  Johnathan also works at a community garden in Fayetteville North Carolina.  A fan of the show, he tweeted us about his trials and tribulations in his garden and we got him in the studio to share his experiences with you!  Johnathan teaches competitive ballroom dancing and aspires to get his Master Gardener certification.


In This Episode You Will Discover:

  • the first inspiration from a shade garden filled with hostas and azaleas
  • fighting Mother Nature just for a spot to grow your own vegetables
  • what Johnathan learned about gardening from volunteering at the local Food Bank
  • the victory in patio container gardening – dill, potatoes, bougainvillea, carrots and garlic
  • the ambitious step up in size – okra ok, tomatoes sad face
  • the therapeutic value of raised bed gardening and the Wounded Warrior Project


  • What’s the hottest trend in gardening?  Discover the secrets to AQUAPONICS!  Can you really grow a massive garden enhanced by Tilapia and Bettas?
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    Resources Mentioned:

    Shawna Coronado – plant a row for the hungry

    Organic Gardening –

    This is the book Johnathan mentioned on the show! 

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    Watch the Podcast Interview Here:





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